$10M to Utah State to Help Ease ISR Bandwidth Crunch
Defense Industry Daily
September 11, 2007
ISR Ex: V-RAMBO
This, too, sounds like an excellent future fit for the American RAID surveillance system. Its primary target, however, is the massive bandwidth crunch being created by hundreds of video-equipped UAVs and networked airborne ISR systems sending video back to base. Obviously, any system that could improve the links in this chain, from screening and fusion of the information collected into smaller 'packages,' to better video compression and processing, to advanced networking, would be a big help. Other firms like Trident Systems are also doing R&D related to bits of this puzzle.
Work will be performed in North Logan, Utah, and is expected to be complete in September 2012. The Naval Research Laboratory, in Washington, DC issued the contract.
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